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Jury verdict can be impeached by fellow-juror testimony about racially offensive comments made during deliberations

Posted in Constitutional law

Common wisdom is that a jury’s verdict cannot later be impeached through the testimony of deliberating jurors regarding misconduct which occurred inside the jury room. Federal Rule of Evidence 606(b) explicitly provides that fellow-juror testimony is inadmissible to impeach a verdict, except to show clerical error on the verdict sheet or the influence of outside… Continue Reading